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    Entity Data Model Designer Video - CTP 2

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    We have created a new Camtasia video that demonstrates a number of important new features in the Entity Data Model Tools December CTP. First, it is now possible to visually map the insert, update, and delete stored procedures for entity types. Additionally...
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    ADO.NET Data Services CTP Released

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    The December CTP of ADO.NET Data Services (also known as Project Astoria) has been Released! You can download the CTP here as part of the ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions preview release . For more information on ADO.NET Data Services check out http://blogs...
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    Entity Framework Beta 3 - Breaking Changes

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    There were a number of changes to the Entity Framework between Beta 2 and Beta 3 that will require updates to existing source code. These breaking changes can be found here including the mitigation for adjusting to the new behavior, and a side by side...
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    Entity Designer CTP2

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    You asked and we listened. The Dec 2007 CTP of the Entity Designer is available here and works over Visual Studio 2008 RTM and the Entity Framework runtime beta 3. We have enhanced the designer to enable several new scenarios and fixed a slew of bugs...
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    ADO.NET Entity Framework Beta 3 Released!

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    Announcing the release of the ADO.NET Entity Framework Beta 3 ! The ADO.NET Entity Framework Beta 3 release enables users to visually design models and mappings using Visual Studio 2008 RTM and the .NET Framework 3.5 RTM. This release also incorporates...
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    New ADO.NET Team Members - Part 3

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    Alex recently joined the ADO.NET Team as a Metadata PM for the EDM and EF, and is an avid blogger. You can check out Alex's personal blog at http://blogs.msdn.com/alexj/ to learn more about him and what he is working on, and expect to see more of Alex...
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    New ADO.NET Team Members - Part 2

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    Hi – I’m Faisal Mohamood and I’m a Program Manager for LINQ to SQL and Object Services for Entity Framework. I’m a fairly recent addition to the team, and prior to this I was Program Manager on the Visual Studio Platform team, looking after parts of MSBuild...
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    New ADO.NET Team Members - Part 1

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    My name is Diego Vega and I joined the Entity Framework team in last October. I am the new Program Manager working on LINQ to Entities & Databinding. My background is in software development and before coming to Microsoft I worked for ISVs and...
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    Connecting to Pre-Release Versions of SQL Server 2008

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    Testing has identified some issues connecting to versions of SQL Server 2008 from applications using the .NET Framework v2.0 SP1 or developers using Visual Studio 2005 or Visual Studio 2008. These connectivity issues should be considered before upgrading...
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    Entity Data Model Designer Video

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    We’ve created a Camtasia™ video, available here , demonstrating some of the features of the Entity Data Model Designer. This video was just shown at VSLive in Las Vegas and demonstrates some of the mapping capabilities of the tools and runtime...
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    Getting Started with the Entity Framework

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    We recently posted some great new samples to help you get started with the Entity Framework. Check out these and more samples on our Codeplex site at http://www.codeplex.com/adonetsamples/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx?ReleaseId=7792     Elisa...
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    LINQ to DataSet DataBinding

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    Interested in hearing more? Check out this great post by Erick Thompson our DataSet PM on his blog .
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    Sample ADO.NET Entity Framework Provider - Beta 2

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    We've updated the sample provider to work with Beta 2 of the ADO.NET Entity Framework. The sample provider is available here . The sample provider has undergone some minor changes in moving from Beta 1 to Beta 2. The DbProviderServices class has...
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    Data Development Bonus Track - Devconnections Fall 2007

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    There's a new Bonus Track at at DevConnections this Fall! Come and check out sessions in the new Data Access Bonus track to learn more about the many new, and not so new, Microsoft products providing developers with a more positive and efficient experience...
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    Astoria CTP Refresh for Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2!

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    You asked for it... now it's here! The Astoria team has just released a refresh of the Astoria Prototype CTP to work with Visual Studio Beta 2 and the Entity Framework Beta 2. The Astoria September 2007 CTP is now available for download. This CTP is a...
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    How to Map Stored Procedures using the ADO.NET Entity Framework

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    This example provides the basic elements of schema syntax required to map a stored procedure to an Entity Data Model implementation. Implementing stored procedures currently requires manual modifications to the *.edmx file. This example describes the...
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    Please Give Feedback on Entity Framework Docs

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    We rely on your feedback to help define and improve the Entity Framework documentation. Please feel free to send feedback to the documentation team regarding any of the following issues: · When a topic is particularly effective or ineffective. · When...
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    Entity Framework for DBAs

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    There are two new data access technologies coming out of Microsoft in the coming year that have particular interest for DBAs: the Entity Framework and LINQ to SQL. Both of these technologies are going to radically change the access patterns that you see...
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    Entity Framework Tools CTP : Package Load Failure Workaround

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    A few people have run into a Package Load Failure error after installing the Entity Framework Tools. As a workaround to this issue, please follow the below instructions: Issue Visual Studio displays a Package Load Failure error message for Package 'Microsoft...
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    Entity Framework Beta 2 & the 1st Entity Framework Tools CTP Released!

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    The long awaited Entity Framework Beta 2 and the accompanying Entity Framework Tools CTP have been released! Beta 2 of the Entity Framework includes many great improvements and added features since the last release of the June CTP, including: ...
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    Entity Framework Beta 2

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    With the release of Visual Studio 2008 (Orcas) Beta 2, there have been a number of questions around the timing and availability of the Entity Framework. As previously announced, the ADO.NET Entity Framework will be shipped as a small, incremental update...
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    Entity Framework June CTP Documentation

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    The Visual Web Developer Express Edition only limitation in the Entity Framework June CTP means that WinForms examples in the Entity Framework June CTP Documentation , such as the examples in QuickStart , Getting Started , and Samples , topics can only...
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    ADO.NET Entity Framework June 2007 CTP now available

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    UPDATE: Added note about removing previous versions before installing this CTP. The ADO.NET Entity Framework June 2007 CTP is now available. This CTP contains updates to the ADO.NET Entity Framework since the Visual Studio Codename "Orcas" Beta 1 release...
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    Database Vendors Discuss the Entity Framework and LINQ at TechEd

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    Last Friday at TechEd in Orlando I was joined by a core set of database vendors and provider writers in a chalk talk focused on plugging 3 rd party databases into the ADO.NET Entity Framework and LINQ. After a brief overview of the provider architecture...
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    EntitySQL

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    Earlier posts (Jan 30 & Feb 12) introduced the Entity Data Model (EDM). This model is heavily influenced by the entity/relationship idiom, incorporates entity inheritance, and may be mapped to both relational and programming language concepts. ...
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